Firstly the indoor boot sale at the Memorial Court - quieter than usual. Got two DVD's and some indelible pens. 3 packets of 3 for £2- but only bought one as not sure if they were working or not. They seem fine so wish I'd bought more. Pens are always useful. Hazel got a few bits and bobs including some overalls for Archie, some toffee tins, first aid tin, 2lb weight, easter egg made from card and bargain of the day - a mortar and pestle for 50p. Chaos and confusion in Aldi afterwards as some dozy bloke bought back an electric toothbrush that wasn't working and the till operator scanned it through thinking he had just bought it. So she had to call for the manager to sort it out - fill in forms etc. Meanwhile, massive queue building up! The manager was pretty hopeless too as instead of taking the man's toothbrush to one side to sort it she just left and the poor till operator had to deal with it - filling more forms whilst we all stood there like lemons. Hazel had enough and stormed out leaving all our purchases on the conveyor belt for the manager to sort out. What a mess! Will never go back to Aldi on a Sunday. Wednesday is much quieter. We went to the co-op instead and got what we wanted in no time. A bit more expensive but worth it.
Our arty neighbours Beth and Simon came round for lunch. I'd made a lasagne and salad. Hazel bought the pudding in M&S - tart citroen (lemon tart) with creme fresh? and ice cream. Afterwards we had a silly game of Dixit. Nothing like Brexit thankfully but almost as incomprehensible!
Later making pages for latest ISSUE assembling artists book. Rubber stamping the pages and laying them out on Archie's bed to dry.
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A kind of diary, a log, a ramble, nothing to do with the Flowerpot Men. My life as an artist, a collagist, a rubber stamper, a networker, a dad , a letter writer and a postcard maker. Observations about this and that in no particular order.
I grew up in the home counties around London during the 50's and 60's. Went to several art schools including Southend ,Chelsea and Manchester. Trained as a painter and printmaker but now mostly using collage. Collect novelty songs and old mail art amongst other things too numerous to mention.